Plant a Row for the Hungry Reminder

Note: Yesterday’s Name That Plant contest had many gardeners stumped, but there were three who correctly identified the berry-bearing shrub as a Goji. The pictures of the Goji were taken in my mother-in-law’s garden located in the southern part of Colorado.

Just a reminder that Denver’s Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign kickoff is tomorrow, May 15, from 8-3 at the Colorado State University Extension-Denver office at 888 E. Iliff Ave.

I’d like to thank all of the sponsors of the event, who were generous with their donations of seeds and gardening items for the garden starter kits we’re giving away tomorrow:

Food Bank of the Rockies
Botanical Interests seed company
Whole Foods
Osmocote Plus
plant food
Echter’s Nursery & Greenhouse
Tagawa Gardens

Even if you don’t live in this neck of the woods, I hope you’ll keep the Plant a Row for the Hungry effort in mind throughout the gardening season. Simply plant more than you need in your garden and then deliver the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to a nearby food agency.

Some of the easiest, and most productive plants, can be grown from a single packet of seeds, like green beans, cucumbers or squash. These three germinate easily and grow quickly–and will provide a good amount of fresh vegetables to supplement a hungry family’s food budget.

The need for fresh fruits and vegetables never goes away. Millions of Americans depend on community non-profit organizations, churches and food service agencies to help feed their families on a daily basis.

Plant a Row leans on the long tradition of gardeners sharing their bounty with others. This year please put your gardening skills to use in one of the most fulfilling ways possible by joining other gardeners across the country to plant, grow and donate.


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